I'm back! Miss me? LOL Chapter 1!
She saw the witches at school.
Luna Frost had been following the two girls for weeks, going where ever they went, in or out of school, and today she was going to finally catch them in the act. It was the usual day for Luna, following Erica Thomson and Tammy Mason, as they exited the school building during their lunch break. Both girls wore the exact same type of clothing every day, long black skirts, black tops with skulls and fire, and knee high boots. Their hair was the exact same color as their wardrobe. She had even over heard them as they called themselves witches. But today she wanted to catch them into the act of their rituals.
She held her breath as they walked just a few feet in front of her, her white blonde hair competently hidden by her pulled up black hood. She leaned out a bit, hoping to finds the direction where they were going, and sighed when they had completely disappeared.
Focus Frost She thought as she crept behind a tree at the edge of the woods outside of school property. They've gotta be here somewhere.
There was a faint rustle in the bushes six or seven feet away and Luna watched as Tammy appeared out of it with a hand full of twigs with dark berries and bright leaves.
"I've got 'em!" She called getting out of the plant, noisily. "Did you bring the book?"
Erica nodded pulling out a thick black book from her back pack. "Now we can begin, I've already started the fire."
Luna's eyes widened as she ducked under a low branch while the witches past her, both oblivious to her presence. She pulled her camera close to her and crawled towards the small clearing, following Erica and Tammy's foot steps ahead. Finally they stopped and Luna was at the perfect position to snap a few pictures for the paper. She bit her lip and placed the camera in front of her as she waited for the witches to continue. They sat down around the fire; their backs slightly turned to her and tossed in the plant Tammy had found carefully.
"Now we chant." Erica whispered as she opened the book.
Both girls sounded like they were saying a song, but Luna knew better, they were casting a wicked spell. She smiled as she clipped a picture, as the flash sounded both girls turned to her, as she remembered she hadn't hit the flash button.
"Frost," Tammy yelled standing up and pointing toward her hiding place. "You freak, what are you doing here?"
"Catching evidence that you girls are witches." Luna replied pushing herself up onto her knees.
"We're Wiccan." Erica protested with an angry sigh. "And you have no right to invade our privacy."
"This isn't just because I want to." Luna glared. "I'm getting information for the paper. "How do I know that you two didn't cast a spell and get Iliana sick? Or maybe you both just cast a spell for her to disappear."
Tammy glared back at Luna and snarled. "Get out of here or we'll cast a hex on you, you freak!"
Luna recoiled and grabbed her camera, pushing past the under brush of all the plants and tree life around her. They were right, not about how she was a freak, but that they were just Wiccan, real witches wouldn't have let her escape with her memory.
. . .
"Frost, you got that piece done?" Jerry Daniels asked leaning back on his stool. His brown hair was swept over his spiky green eyes, against his usual grimace. He was the editor of the school paper and had no interest at all in any of Luna's previous works. Like everyone else at, their high school and of all the people in North Carolina, Luna Frost just had to be one of his best reporters.
"Nothing good, Jerry." Luna admitted flipping through her note book. Those girls weren't witches, shocker there, so I've still got no real leads on the Iliana story…"
"Damn it Luna." Jerry growled punching his hand down hard on his desk. "I told you to cover anything you heard from Iliana, not just report on one of you conspiracy theories."
"It's not a conspiracy theory!" Luna protested crossing her hands over her chest. "And how can I get a word on Iliana if know one knows where she is except for the Hughes and they won't comment. What am I supposed to do?"
Jerry rolled his eyes. "I don't know, I'm not the reporter here, you are."
"Well I can't do this if I have no one to comment on." Luna said plainly. "Any other ideas?"
"Yea," Jerry stood. "Why don't you shut up and go out there and cover a real story?"
Luna sighed and picked up her messenger bag, tossing it over her shoulder, "Thanks for the encouragement." and shut the door behind her with a loud slam.
Jerry could really be a hard ass at times, and after he gave Luna a story about the sudden disappearance of Iliana Dominick, the queen of the school. After her best friend Jamie's birthday party she stopped going to school and her family left their house. She had no idea where they went and from as far as her research went, neither did anyone else. Luna threw some money into the buss coin slot and sat down against the hard green seat, leaning her head against the already smudged glass. She knew what had probably happened to Iliana, but she also knew that no one would believe her.
. . .
"You did what?" Alyssa interrupted from the middle of Luna's story, as she told her family what she had done today. "You followed Tammy and Erica into the woods? You stalked them!"
"I didn't stalk them!" Luna protested slamming her water down onto the table, "And I wouldn't have had to if they just talked to me."
"No one ever wants to talk to you!" Alyssa told her a matter of factly. "You're a freak."
"Alyssa Marie Frost!" Elizabeth Frost yelled glaring at her youngest daughter. "You call not call your sister a freak!"
"Like I'm, the only one." Alyssa mumbled, leaning against her dinner seat. "Everyone calls her a freak, you can even ask Bobby."
Bobby rolled his eyes and looked down at his half finished food. "Just because its true doesn't mean you have to drag me into this."
It was a typical Frost family dinner, with Luna, Alyssa, Jesse, and their parents all talking for the only hour Luna had to be present for. Alyssa, Luna's fourteen year old sister was a freshman at their high school and had never really accepted the way Luna lived her life. Just like the rest of the Frosts she thought Luna was odd but Alyssa would be the only one to address it directly as she did everyday.
"Don't either of you talk about your sister that way," Michael Frost barked slamming his fork down on the table. "She is the way she is and like it or not she's family and it's high time you act like it."
Bobby sighed and stuck another bite of food into his mouth. He was he eldest of the Frost children and he was a senior, he never really acknowledged his sister's habits more like tolerated them like their father.
"It's true." Mrs. Frost agreed. When I was a sophomore in high school I never really fit in either."
"Thanks," Luna frowned pushing herself away from the table. "Thank you all for your unnecessary concerns." She stood and turned away front hem and started going to the stairs. "I'll be in my room."
"Surprise, surprise." She heard her sister say. "The freak is returning to her cell."
"Alyssa stop it." Her mother ordered. "You know she hasn't been herself, considering."
"Yes," Her father agreed. "She loved you dearly and if you had lost one of your friends she would have comforted you to this day."
Luna could tell that Alyssa was sneering. "Like I would have wanted her to."
Luna shut her eyes and tuned out the voices while she trudged up the stairs quickly and closed the door behind her, locking it in place and turning to her sanctuary. The original white walls of her room were plastered with pictures of herself and her best friend Lucas, before the accident. Her bed was covered in blank black blankets and faced her large black bookshelf stuffed with books she'd already read. Luna sat down onto her computer chair and typed rolled over to her desk near her window, with her computer. She logged in quickly and scrolled through the Jamie's Face book profile, trying to see if she had said anything interesting or about Iliana. As customary there was nothing new on her status besides the common pointless things she wrote, going to the mall with Chrissy, Super touch Math test tomorrow, hope I ace it, So bored anyone want to text? All mocked Luna with their simplicity.
Lastly Luna typed in Lucas' name and scrolled through his barren profile, already knowing exactly what was there. Lucas Acevedo had been missing for two years now, and the day still haunted Luna in her nightmares.
Luna had been reading one of her novels on the couch when the phone rang. Thinking it was probably for her parents or Alyssa she let it ring until someone came to pick it up, like her mother had.
"Hello?" Elizabeth had asked sweetly. "Oh, Mrs. Acevedo how are you? Does Lucas want-" Her mother paused and made Luna look up. Mrs. Frost face was blank, her brown eyes wide with fear and her mouth hung open in an O.
"Mom?" Luna asked setting her book down and standing up. "Is everything okay?"
Her mother hadn't seemed to hear her, because instead she told Mrs. Acevedo. "Alright Ill tell her, Thank you Cecilia." Luna's mother had hung up the phone but still held onto it as she faced her daughter with wide eyes.
"Mom, what happened?" Luna asked running to her mother.
Luna…" Her mother whispered looking away and taking a long uneasy breath. "I'm so sorry, Luna."
"Mom what is it?" Luna demanded. "What's wrong?"
"He's gone." She whispered. "Lucas' has disappeared."
Luna's whole world had crumbled away that day. Her best friend Lucas, who she had known since they were six, had gone missing and to this day he was still gone. Every memory of them swarmed through her mind like a group of angry hornets, making her want to scream. She looked for him for days, along with most of the high school students, and called his cell hundreds of times until the number had been disconnected by the owner's decision. She texted him until her fingers were swore and constantly went to their favorite places throughout town, but was as lucky as anyone else in the town looking for him. Everyone had thought that he had died, or maybe just ran away and changed his name, but Luna knew the truth.
Lucas Acevedo hadn't run away, the Night World had taken him.
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